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An unsecured SMS spam operation doxxed its owners

An unsecured SMS spam operation doxxed its owners

A massive SMS spamming operation kicked out tens of millions of text messages, pestering unsuspecting recipients with links to fake sites flogging loans and free money. The operation was simple but smart. The system processed vast batches of phone numbers and curated custom messages on the fly with links to the fake sites. These fake […]

MultiVu raises $7M seed round for its next-gen 3D sensor

MultiVu raises $7M seed round for its next-gen 3D sensor

MultiVu, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is developing a new 3D imaging solution that only relies on a single sensor and some deep learning smarts, today announced that it has raised a $7 million seed round. The round was led by crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Cardumen Capital and Hong Kong’s Junson Capital. Tel Aviv University’s TAU […]

Smartphone shipments hit a five-year low in North America

Smartphone shipments hit a five-year low in North America

More dismal news from the smartphone number crunchers. New figures out of Canalys put the North American smartphone market at five-year low for the first quarter of 2019. That’s…bad. But also, pretty inline with what we’ve been seeing globally. The market has stagnated, and while manufacturers aren’t in full-on panic mode, there’s certainly cause for […]

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys

A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — including its SmartThings platform, a security researcher found. The electronics giant left dozens of internal coding projects on a GitLab instance hosted on a Samsung-owned domain, Vandev Lab. The instance, used by staff […]

Week-in-Review: The iPhone fades and SpaceX confirms an explosion

Week-in-Review: The iPhone fades and SpaceX confirms an explosion

After a dozen years of riding high, the iPhone is showing signs of weakness in a struggling smartphone market where Apple is still managing to be the biggest loser. Here’s a snapshot of where things are… Apple hasn’t been broadcasting its quarterly unit sales the past few quarters, so we’ll have to lean on external […]

iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive

iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive

The smartphone industry is in rough shape. Sundar Pichai used the word “headwinds” to discuss the company’s difficulties moving Pixel 3 units, but Canalys’ latest report is far more blunt, describing the situation as a “freefall.” Things are pretty ugly in the Q1 report, as smartphone shipments declined for the sixth quarter in a row. […]

Week-in-Review: Tesla’s losses and Elon Musk’s new promises

Week-in-Review: Tesla’s losses and Elon Musk’s new promises

What a complicated week for Tesla . The electric car-maker announced this week that it had lost more than $700 million in the first quarter of 2019, an unpleasant surprise for investors that came during its quarterly earnings report. But that was just like the 3rd or 4th most interesting piece of Tesla news that […]

Samsung made a vertical TV for watching smartphone videos

Samsung made a vertical TV for watching smartphone videos

So it’s come to this. After years of letter boxes and angry commenters, the electronics world is finally giving in and developing hardware designed to view vertical videos. Time to pack it in, the portrait mode shooters have won, and their prize is this ridiculous 43 inch TV from Samsung. The Sero joins a handful […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: future shock

The Galaxy Fold has been the most polarizing product I can recall having reviewed. Everyone who saw it wanted to play with the long-promised smartphone paradigm shift. The results, on the other hand, were far more mixed. If nothing else, the Fold has a remarkably high Q-Rating. Each person who saw me using the product […]

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